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oil. that's where i want to get. i spent several years as chairman of the environment and public works committee and several years as the ranking member. all during that time people keep saying the one thing we all agree on is we need to be off of foreign oil. we need not to be dependent upon the middle east. and yet right now we know and no one is going to refute this fact, no one today, or in the future, that when we had the usgs report and the other reports saying that we now are in a different position than we've been before. we are not only -- we do not have only 2% as some people are saying, of the reserves in fossil fuels. i'm talking about coal, oil and gas. we are number one in the world now. we didn't used to be. two years ago we couldn't have said that. right now we are. we have the -- the opportunity and we can look at the opportunity in terms of our -- of our reserves that are usable of being totally self-sufficient. this is the thing so disturbing when people talk about they don't want to be dependent on the middle east therefore we have to spend billions of dollars of de
and create an environment so he could win politically. he set up after this quotation a rare weekend session in the senate where he had two votes . no republican amendments were allowed, and he showed republicans were obstructionists and would not go along with what he thought was good for the country. this was a ploy designed to shift attention from the democrats' ability to go along with what republicans wanted to do to republican saying they did not want to do what democrats wanted to do. he was seeking to control the agenda. that is the real issue here. there are times when minorities of both parties will obstruct the majority because they need or want to. the real issue in the debate today is one of agenda control. -- we have a way to think about this. in political science, if you look at the way house majority participate, it tells us about the way the senate majority is trying to behave today. they try to structure the environment so they can win, and they do so, but controlling the agenda at preventing the minority from participating in the process. that is not a surprise to anyone.
was trying to do, i believe, was set the agenda and create an environment so that he could win politically and set up after the quote, a rare weekend session in the senate where he had two votes, no republican amendments allowed, and he set this up to show that republicans were obstructionists, and that they would not go along with what he said was good for the country, and this was a public relations ploy designed to shift attention from the democrats inability to come along with what republicans wanted to do, which is fine, their prerogative k to republicans saying we don't want to go along with what the democratsment to do. in short, he was seeking to control the agenda, and i think that's the real issue here. certainly, there are times when minorities of both parties obstruct the majority because they need to or want to, but the real issue is one of agenda control. if you -- we actually have a way to think about this, you know, in political science, and, you know, norm knows more than i do, but look at house majority parties, hey, that tells us a lot how they behave today. they try to
in an environment that meets the security requirements. but the key phrase from the senator, if the political will exists. republican senator john mccain for one says moving the detainees to the united states is not such a good idea. >>> i have great ob jeks to it. i think it would be basically insertion of authority that is clearly not with violation of the existing laws. >>> while senator fine stein talked about cost savings involving kwguantanamo. what do you do with the detainees? the president ordered the closure of gaun tan me b-- guantanamo bay almost four years ago. >>> let's head over to janice dean. she is here with the first degree weather update. >> it is cool out there but we have the coldest spot of the map 20 in maine, 23 in minneapolis. warmest spot los angeles. we are expecting a warm-up across the plains. our alaska forecast ann bailey said we need more alaska. love for alaska. current temperatures minus 28 in fairbanks. it's chilly. satellite radar imagery across the west. we could see 6-10 even 12 inches of rainfall and wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour especially
in a slow growth environment, but they've kept interest rates very low in japan, but the problem is, government is too big. that's why japan has not been able to start growing again. and this is the path that the u.s. is certainly on if we don't change that dynamic. >> paul: kim, is there any recognition about this in washington or is it all -- i mean, do you hear any of this discussion or do they really believe, certainly, the white house and the treasury, that tax rates like this don't matter, at that ultimately-- >> no, they do to a degree. if you talk to the officials iran up, come on, so we're going to raise the rates, what is fascinating to put it in the bigger context of the debate about tax revenue, the economists have the static view, you've got x-amounts of capital gains income and you get 20% more tax revenue. >> you don't, because people decide to shelter it. they do their transactions the year before, when the amount is less. and so, all of these numbers that the white house is counting on and sort of rubbing its hands together hoping to get. they're not going to get an
to be an environment where we come together and hash out our differences and agree to compromise. so, i want to be part of that middle that finds those compromises, which we have to have to solve hard problems. >> well, my belief is i want to compromise, too, but i don't think you'll get the liberal core of your party to support anything unless they see the vampire bites on the necks of the republicans. until they see them taking a piece out of them on the issue of high income taxation. are they going to give on entitlements. they're not going to give. what do you think? you know the politics. >> i think there are ways we can move forward. everyone has to understand we are the majority party because we have moderates in our caucus. the republicans need to understand that these tax cuts are going to go away at the end of the year if they don't get reasonable. once they go away, then we can come back in and pass tax cuts for the middle class and leave the very wealthy out of that equation. so, there is pressure here on both sides of the equation. we've got a real debt and deficit problem. we need to be s
groups, such as the global climate coalition, information council for the environment, heartland institute, annapolis center, and cooler heads coalition are created or enlisted to propagate this message of doubt. deniers question the motives and engage in harassment of the real credentialed climate scientists. well, for the record, there has been scientific debate regarding climate change. ideas have been tested, theories have been ventured, and the evidence keeps coming back to the same conclusion: increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from human-related sources is strengthening the greenhouse effect, adding to recent warming, and acidifying the oceans. actually, the evidence coming in tends to confirm the worst and most dangerous projections. mr. president, may i interrupt my remarks and ask unanimous consent that morning business be extended until 2:00 p.m. with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. whitehousemr. whitehouse: ak unanimous consent that that exchange be moved to the beginning or the end
of the vietnam war, it was the inaccessibility of my environment that made me feel the least welcome. i returned to a country not ready to receive me as a man who now used a wheelchair. that was the reality of an honors soldier would overcome -- the reality had to overcome until the united states improved laws to protect disabled. it is still a reality in many places overseas, places for a better at disabled citizens will likely travel in the future either for business or pleasure. we must ratify this treaty because protect the disabled and the united states of america and the right thing to do throughout the world. let me just again think senator kerry and senator lugar for their hard work on this treaty and we look forward to our colleagues voting for it in just a short hour from now. yield the floor. >> mr. president, how much time the reigns? >> 27 minutes remaining. >> and how much time -- >> about the same. >> mr. president camille for minutes, three minutes to the senator from delaware. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you word of foreign relations committee in your real leadership on t
environments because of how it works with your ear's own anatomy. can your hearing aid do all this? lyric can. to learn more about lyric's advanced technology, call 1-800-511-3035 or visit trylyric.com for a risk-free 30 day trial offer and free dvd and brochure. get the hearing aid that can. lyric from phonak. lyric can. >>> the world is taking sides on the issue of palestinian statehooded athe u.n. the general assembly votes tomorrow on whether to upgrade palestinian status. that would put them on par with the vatican's u.n. status and it would implicitly recognize palestinian statehood. france, russia, and spain plan to back the bid. britain, the u.s. and, of course, israel oppose it. no country has veto power in the general assembly so no one can actually block it. >>> now buenos aires, argentina, for the pole dance south america championship. this is called
environments, so i think there's plenty of evidence showing women are capable of handling those jobs. >> this goes back to 1994, when this rule was put in place. why do you think it hasn't been looked at? what more needs to be done? >> for a number of years, we weren't really actively at war. so people weren't really looking at it. while we were at war, people were focused on getting the job done. but personally, i'm a little surprised that since we have been at war for ten years, people haven't looked at the reality of what is going on on the ground in iraq and afghanistan and how they're making more steps to move this away. i think they're headed there now. better late than never, i suppose. we need to see this happen here soon. >> in getting ready for this segment with you, we contacted the department of defense to get their comment on the lawsuit. they say they don't comment on pending litigation. but i'm curious why leon panetta -- clearly these guidelines barring women from advancing to certain positions in the military were in place well before he was appointed secretary of de
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, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. >>> i'm brooke baldwin live in new york today. developing right now, round two for ambassador susan rice. she's meeting with the second group of her critics on capitol hill. and so far it's pretty much a replay of yesterday. the meeting that ambassador rice requested with the senators did not go as well, apparently bringing her no closer to gaining their support if rice is nominated for the post of secretary of state. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election campaign. >> i would just ask the president to step back for a moment and realize that all of us here hold the secretary of state to a very different standard than most cabinet members. >> you know the story, ambassador rice has been under really intense scrutiny for publicly repeating cia talking points that the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, back on sept
at the airport.com. >> steve: or perhaps share a drink with a stranger in a toltly safe environment . anybody who out on a bliped date. when was the time everybody screened. no one has a gun or knife and relatively safe. >> brian: have somebody else pat down your future date. you have no metal on you. >> gretchen: you could have patting going on once you get on the airport which is my concern as well >> steve: you might not be on the same plane. terminal for your marriage. >> gretchen: no kidding. let us know what you think about that. e-mail us and twitter us as well. >> brian: coming up at 6:20. how to choose a husband. we have a lot of relationship stuff. >> gretchen: that will an interesting discussion. >> steve: welcome back sally jesse. which country is more free. united states of america or canada. ruments of a survey. the results are stunning. >> gretchen: more and more men say they will never get married. so what? the reason? women are not women anymore. last time i looked they were. the story has everyone talking. ♪ ♪ >> steve: you may be free but not as free as you think. the new r
time for us to put this body into a more -- even more partisan environment by doing so. and, again, i would commend the chairman and ranking member for what we're doing today because this is an example where -- how the senate can work and has worked on several bills in my short time here. but in other cases, you know, we have not been able to do that and i think that involves bot both -- both parties, again, working together to solve these problems. the issue before us on the fiscal cliff, i also wanted to address briefly if i could and that is with regard to the discussions ongoing about taxes and what we should do. and i just wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little about why some of us believe that raising tax rates would be counterproductive at a time when our economy is -- is so weak and there is another opportunity here and that's for tax reform. the jobs crisis and the debt crisis are linked and the president's made that pointed. he sai-- and the president's mat point. he said that his priority in the grand bargain discussions, the fiscal cliff discussions is to make su
. to marginalize israel. to try to create an environment in which already there is a tremendous effort in the world not only to marginalize israel but to discredit it. i certainly want to call on the icc to deny future membership to a palestinian authority as a non member observer state before any final peace agreement is reached. i believe that should the icc attempts to adjudicate any matter proposed by the palestinians, it should be the policy of the united states to terminate u.s. association. in this effort, we join our colleagues in making sure we send a clear message to the palestinians, police and an enormous amount of money to. they cannot have their offices here -- who we send it enormous amount of money to. they cannot have their offices here if they do not engage in a process where they negotiate peace with the state of israel. if they seek these alternative means, we will not and by and allow the palestinians to obeyed the peace process by pressing their political costard and other means. will not provide financial or political support or offices here in washington. if they are not ser
the information back. it is a little inefficient but it makes for a much happier work environment. >> how many hours are there in a mars day? >> 24 hours and 40 minutes. >> bill: so then you have to calculate that. >> what happens is your day starts 40 minutes later and it gets weird when it gets like 2:00 in the morning. >> bill: all right now we want to talk about mars. first, i have to ask you about the earlier in the week, maybe it was last week, i guess announcement dr. begel about finding ice on the polar caps of mercury. i don't get this. this is the hottest of the planets, is it not? and why do they have ice and why is our ice melting? is there something wrong with this picture? >> no, it's not. it is also one of the coldest planets because one side is almost always toward the sun. one side is always in space. you've got this dichotomy of a really hot surface and a really cold surface. >> bill: it doesn't rotate? >> it rotates about once every 90 days so one side is able to cool off very quickly because it is radi
, it was the inaccessibility of my environment that made me feel the least welcome. i returned to a country not ready to receive me as a man who now used a wheelchair." that was the reality of an honored soldier who had overcome -- it was the reality that an honored soldier had to overcome until the united states improved its laws to protect the disabled, and it is still a reality in many places overseas, places where our veterans and other disabled citizens will likely travel in the future. either for business or pleasure. we must ratify this treaty because protecting the rights of the disabled is the right thing to do in the united states of america, and it's the right thing to do throughout the world. and let me just again thank senator kerry and senator lugar for their hard work on this treaty, and we look forward to our colleagues voting for it in just a short hour from now. i yield the floor. mr. kerry: mr. president, how much time remains? the presiding officer: we have 27 minutes remaining. mr. kerry: how much time on the opponents? the presiding officer: about the same. mr. kerry: mr. presid
, the prices paid by the american people and your businesses. economic environment worldwide. we should not accept john engler, he and i philosophically don't agree on much. i'm just being honest. but john is exactly right when he says the only thing that's good for us to destroy your credit rating. so i can send a very clear message to people here. we are not going to play that game. if congress in any way suggest that they're going to try negotiations, tickets to the brink of default once again is part of a budget negotiation, which by the way we have never done in our history and so we did it last year. i will not play that game. because we've got to break that habit before it starts. >> see the full remarks tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on our companion network on the c-span. >> early in primetime, kristen holland and tennessee republican senator bob corker discussed the january fiscal deadline at an event hosted by bloomberg government and deloitte consulting. see that at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> we have had these explosions of knowledge in medicine, but we have not coordinat
gentlemen have led admirably in a very difficult environment. this amendment does what i think we need to do next, to put before the senate in an appropriate classified setting useful information about the possibilities before us and before our allies in a very difficult, very complex region that is, as senator paul has noted, currently undergoing dramatic conflict. let me speak to a few points that persuaded me to join senator mccain and senator levin in cosponsoring this amendment. first despite the comments from my colleague from kentucky, these plans will be delivered to the senate in classified form. they will not be accessible to the general public. they will not be broadcast to our opponents or those who might seek to learn about america's plans. they will only be delivered in classified form. second, and i think most importantly, it is explicit in this amendment that nothing in this section shall be construed as a declaration of war or an authorization for the use of force. senator paul's offer brings up concerns that we are rushing headlong into overengagement in a civil war best le
that come with that, stored ship of the environment. we have enormous interest in our own resources and our people. 40% of canadian land mass is above the 50th parallel, yet we only health -- have 100,000 of our people living there. is an enormous challenge, obligation, even to continue to exert the sovereignty. you mentioned a search and rescue. at this time of year, but there are 24 hours a day and temperatures plummet below 50 degrees celsius. you have open waters and changes that are born to create a lot of challenges because more people are simply going to go there and more countries have exerted or expressed an interest. you mentioned china. there are many others who want to be a part of this arctic council. to your question about the obligation to, i think it comes back to people playing by the rules and respectable of the fact that there are places where disputes arise, as is the fact between canada and the united states on the bering sea and some of the border areas of the arctic. i think there is a recognition and that countries who adhere to a rules-based approach, you can resolv
developed when they are submitted with the purpose of keeping our commitments to our environments and keep our commitments to them, once they return home if they suffer from the wounds of war, both seen and unseen. so, madam president, i ask -- would ask the support of my colleagues for this important amendment and i would ask for the yeas and nays. madam president, i would call up -- ask unanimous consent to set aside all pending amendments and call up cornyn amendment 3158. the presiding officer: without objection. the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from texas, mr. cornyn, proposes an amendment numbered 3158. mr. cornyn: and i would ask unanimous consent to dispense with further reading of the amendment. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cornyn: and now, madam president, i would ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. the yeas and nays are ordered. mr. cornyn: thank you, madam president. i yield the floor. a senator: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. q
isn't necessarily prologue. we have many differences in the political environment and when i first came to congress they are polarized than they've been in many decades and there are some macrotrends that make this emphasized that it would be divided even deeper. first of all, the difference is the parties today are what we say in political ideologically sort. so the national journal the last to congress liberal republican is more conservative than those democrats but they've been in partisan terms. by the way olympia snowe, the gap it's even wider. in the house we have the most conservative democrats in the house according to the national bureau of voting figures come and some of the more liberal republicans are leaving the house and then it divided its even keepers of the parties are ideological but complementing that obviously reinforcing that division are three of the major factors that didn't exist back in the 1980's. first of all the way the congressional districts are drawn with the voting rights act with the computer models today most of the districts in the house are pre-d
on energy and environment and education that the president had a vision for where america needs to be in this new century where we've got rising competition in china and germany and india and if we're going to have an american century we cannot come in second place to those countries in technology of the future. and i think that played an important role. there was a sense that the obama vision was one that they thought better suited this moment in our country's history. and there is no question on social issues whether it's women's healthcare or immigration. there was asset of issues that for younger voters was important to think about the kind of country and kind of president they wanted representing them. so on all those questions people wrestled carefully. i think that's why ultimately enough people in enough battleground states chose the president to continue this journey we're on. quickly in terms of demoggrafi. we don't know this for sure but we could be seeing different elections in on years and off years. the election in 2014 is going to be different than presidential le
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